21st March 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of challenge posed to Church by ‘stunning’ gay couples 51
1:25 PM — Ahead of his formal enthronement in Canterbury Cathedral later today, Archbishop Justin Welby has spoken of the "stunning" gay couples he knows, but says the Church will not back down from its anti-same-sex marriage stance.
Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss gay rights with Peter Tatchell 28
11:34 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has agreed to meet with Peter Tatchell after the human rights campaigner urged him to support LGBT equality in an open letter.
16th March 2013
Bishop of Liverpool: Can the Church of England continue to deny blessings for same-sex unions? 26
10:23 PM — The Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, went against the official line of the Church of England and said the church should be offering blessing services for gay couples' unions.
12th March 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury says he supports strengthening gay relationships but not with marriage 38
11:23 AM — The newly elected Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has said that he supports strengthening gay relationships and recognises that the love between people of the same-sex is as "no less" than heterosexual couples.
4th February 2013
New Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Marriage is between a man and a woman, and always has been’ 72
11:22 AM — The new Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to use his timely appointment, one day before the first vote on same-sex marriage, to announce his opposition to changes in the law.
13th December 2012
Church of England: We can live with the government’s marriage reforms 35
11:30 AM — The Church of England has hinted that it could one day conduct marriages for gay couples despite its current opposition to the idea.
11th December 2012
Tory MP Sir Peter Bottomley condemns same-sex marriage opponent Colin Hart 18
12:10 PM — Colin Hart, the director of the UK’s main Christian lobby group that opposes equal marriage, has been denounced in the House of Commons by Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley.
7th December 2012
Church of England: David Cameron is being ‘divisive’ over same-sex marriage 46
6:32 PM — The Church of England has criticised David Cameron’s support for allowing faith organisations to provide marriages for gay couples.
23rd November 2012
Students at London uni move to cut ties with anti-gay Lord Carey 44
10:29 AM — Students at King’s College London have accused Lord Carey of being homophobic and are campaigning to have his photo removed from the college’s display of famous alumni.
21st November 2012
Church of England isolated further on equal marriage following bishop vote 38
11:31 AM — The COE's decision to vote against the introduction of women bishops is also likely to undermine its opposition to marriage equality, according to an Anglican theologian.
9th November 2012
UK: New Archbishop signals openness on LGBT issues 86
3:02 PM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, says the Church of England must have “no truck with any form of homophobia”.
9th October 2012
Comment: Lord Carey’s Nazi rhetoric is an insult to history 40
8:28 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Nicolas Chinardet takes the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey to task for comparing the opponents of equal marriage to persecuted Jews in Nazi Germany.
8th October 2012
UK: Anti-equal marriage rally takes place at Tory conference 111
12:23 PM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, has taken place against the backdrop of the Conservative Party Conference.
5th October 2012
Scotland: Church minister defects over gay clergy 56
9:27 PM — A minister has quit the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay clergy.
2nd October 2012
Rowan Williams admits the Church of England may have caused ‘mental’ pain towards gay people 91
7:58 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, admits the Church of England’s attitude to gay relationships has often been harmful to people on the receiving end of its message.
26th September 2012
UK: Process to appoint new Archbishop of Canterbury gets underway 34
10:47 AM — Anglican officials are preparing to make a final decision on who is to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, ahead of Dr Rowan Williams' retirement from the post in December.
20th September 2012
Former adviser to Nick Clegg criticises ‘bigot’ apology 17
11:00 AM — Nick Clegg’s former director of strategy disagrees with the decision of his former boss to apologise for appearing to brand equal marriage opponents as “bigots”.
13th September 2012
Nick Clegg issues apology to church leaders over ‘bigot’ row 80
2:01 PM — Nick Clegg has written a formal letter of apology to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster over claims he was prepared to call the opponents of equal marriage “bigots” in a speech at an LGBT reception.
9th July 2012
Archbishop of Canterbury questions mandate for equal marriage rights 71
9:52 AM — The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has questioned the government's mandate for the introduction of equal marriage rights between gay and straight couples.
27th June 2012
Archbishop of Canterbury ‘frustrated’ by Christian ‘disgust’ over equal marriage 100
11:30 AM — The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has spoken of 'frustration' at those Christians whose feelings of 'embarrassment, shame and disgust' over equal marriage rights for gay couples send out 'unwelcome' messages.